Touchless biometrics is the future

Issue 4 2020 Access Control & Identity Management

We live in uncertain times. All that is known to us has become the old. Last year various developments regarding the evolution of technology came into play and one can only look forward to the best in this new age. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 a lot has been said and much has changed with regard to technology innovations and how we prefer to use such. With multitudes of people to keep safe, which becomes increasingly challenging every year for various industries – touchless verification and recognition systems play a huge role in ensuring the safety of all.

Security technology continues to improve and there are many more options available today besides static security cameras and metal detectors. Unlike traditional facial recognition devices in the market today, where face alignment poses as a problem, a certain company has created a unique range of visible light facial recognition products combined with various biometric identification and verification modes. The computer vision visible light facial recognition products use deep learning algorithms to provide true cognition of faces, which enables larger pose angles.

Corporate companies and various industries in South Africa can now make use of this new technology. Based on the recent tragedies that have occurred in the world and within South Africa this computer vision visible light facial recognition technology could not have come at a better time. The technology can be paired with various access control, time attendance, surveillance devices etc. and can be used to not only monitor students, employees and visitors, but ensure that once individuals are recognised and verified they have entry to various places on your premises, thus safety of these individuals is maximised.

To make it even more secure, it is now possible to implement facial recognition in combination with surveillance products and tie it to the police database or an internal list of people who should not have access to your property.

Visible light facial recognition technology gives one an endless platform to create a full security system without people, especially intruders, having knowledge of being monitored. Such technology combined with mask, palm and body temperature detection will ensure that you protect everyone during these dire times. This measure ensures safety at its utmost highest. ZKTeco presents its touchless biometric solution (for access control), that can also identify users’ body temperature. The solution has four highlighted features of facial recognition, mask detection, computer vision 3-in-1 palm recognition and body temperature detection for access point security. The system can detect and grant access to you and your employees even if they have their masks on.

With such a system, schools, varsities and various industries can ensure that their safety is improved and premises are kept in hygienic conditions. Today’s touchless verification and recognition technology provides a means in which you can walk towards a door or gate and it will automatically open if it recognises you without you having to touch anything. No need for RFID cards or fingerprints. Designed in various structures and sizes the touchless technology products are flexible and can be customised to fit any solution.

This touchless biometric solution is much more hygienic than other biometric technologies and will change the way we view and use technology products.

For more information, contact ZKTeco (SA), +27 12 259 1047,,


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